The tiny town of State College is topping a list of happiest small towns in America.
Penn State coach James Franklin sat behind a microphone, bantered with the media, and gamely tried to steer questions toward this weekend’s game at Rutgers. “I would like to talk about Rutgers, Rutgers, Rutgers, Rutgers,” Franklin said, “and then maybe a little bit more about Rutgers.”
Penn State football coach Bill O’Brien is getting a $1 million pay raise after a successful debut in Happy Valley.
Al Pacino will play Joe Paterno in a movie about the late Penn State football coach.
“If the Penn State football program were to receive the death penalty, I mean, most people just look at it from a football perspective. But from a community perspective, it would be devastating.”
Penn State fans are gathering on campus and across the Delaware Valley and to mourn the loss of longtime coach Joe Paterno after his family announced he died.
Dr. Michael Sachs, chairman of the department of kinesiology at Temple University and a sports psychologist, says the fervent loyalty in this case can be explained by location.
Penn State’s former defensive coordinator – facing charges that he sexually abused young boys over a 15 year period – has been released on bail. Two other high-ranking Penn State officials charged with a cover-up are expected to turn themselves in tomorrow.